Human bones found near pathway in cemetery as Chatteris Parish Church is sealed off

PUBLISHED: 15:28 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:28 21 August 2018

Police have cornered off Chatteris Parish Church after human bones were discovered near a pathway in the cemetery. Picture: BBC RADIO CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Police have cornered off Chatteris Parish Church after human bones were discovered near a pathway in the cemetery. Picture: BBC RADIO CAMBRIDGESHIRE

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Human bones have been found near a pathway in the cemetery of Chatteris Parish Church.

Police have cornered off Chatteris Parish Church after human bones were discovered near a pathway in the cemetery. Picture: BBC RADIO CAMBRIDGESHIREPolice have cornered off Chatteris Parish Church after human bones were discovered near a pathway in the cemetery. Picture: BBC RADIO CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Officers were called at 7.30pm yesterday (August 20) to the scene at the Church of St Paul and St Peter in Market Hill.

The entrance to the car park on Church Lane is still sealed off this morning.

A police spokesperson said: “We were called to reports that bones had been found near a pathway in the cemetery of the Church of St Paul and St Peter.

“Scenes of crime officers have attended the location. The bones have been identified as human and tests are being carried out to establish their age.”

Police have cornered off Chatteris Parish Church after human bones were discovered near a pathway in the cemetery. Picture: BBC RADIO CAMBRIDGESHIREPolice have cornered off Chatteris Parish Church after human bones were discovered near a pathway in the cemetery. Picture: BBC RADIO CAMBRIDGESHIRE

This morning, an eyewitness said:” The front church car park is full of cars and not a lot of room on High Street and the entrance down Church Lane is sealed off.”

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